Inheriting the throne 20 years ago at the age of just 7, despotic king Markus journeys into the heart of the forest to satisfy the ancient harvest ritual of his people. Rife with the violent ambition of his heritage, Markus seizes the opportunity to gather intelligence on the neighbouring land of Hagmyr in the wake of his bloody plans for expansion. In his home kingdom of Myrlan, however, people are starting to show unrest. A County Lord has been assassinated and rebellion is spoken of on the wind… With his attention turned away from home, Markus sends his agent, Greyloc, to investigate the masked vigilante. Greyloc soon discovers this killer isn’t the only one eager for a change in regime as the king’s absence incites the race to define a new freedom.